Family/Community Engagement

Family and community engagement calls for increased opportunities for input from families and the community, as well as the necessity for effective communication and access to community services.  Parent, family and community involvement has a direct correlation with academic achievement and school improvement.  When school staff, parents, families and surrounding communities work together to support academic achievement students tend to earn higher grades, attend school longer and more regularly and eventually enroll in programs of higher education (Barton, 2003).